1. stay of execution an order whereby a judgment is precluded from being executed for a specific period of time
  2. writ of execution a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out
  3. discretion power of making choices unconstrained by external agencies
  4. string section the section of an orchestra that plays stringed instruments
  5. stamp collection a collection of stamps
  6. execution putting a condemned person to death
  7. stratification forming or depositing in layers
  8. stage direction instruction or description written in the script of a play
  9. stiff gentian gentian of eastern North America having clusters of bristly blue flowers
  10. suffixation formation of a word by means of a suffix
  11. satisfaction the state of being gratified
  12. Feast of Dedication (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
  13. segregation the act of keeping apart
  14. self-accusation an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
  15. ratification making something valid by formally confirming it
  16. conviction an unshakable belief in something without need for proof
  17. edification uplifting enlightenment
  18. stupefaction the action of stupefying; making dull or lethargic
  19. stultification the act of making something futile and useless
  20. instrument of execution an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person